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Rihanna to Lady Gaga: Oscars Best Original Song playlist [watch]

25/01/2023

Rihanna to Lady Gaga: Oscars Best Original Song playlist [watch]The sound of music: Some serious star power from Rihanna to Lady Gaga feature under the 2023 Oscar nominees for Best Original Song.

by Cornelia Le Roux

25-01-2023 03:16

in Music

Rihanna's Lift Me Up' and Lady Gaga's Hold My Hand. Image via Twitter @BumpDrunk

Hollywood formally kicked off the race to the all-important Academy Awards with the announcement of the 2023 Oscar nominees on Tuesday afternoon 24 February. The surreal sci-fi film Everything Everywhere All At Once topped the list with 11 nominations.

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The film, which also features Jamie Lee Curtis, earned four acting nominations for its cast, including best supporting actor for Ke Huy Quan who appeared as a child in Indiana Jones and The Temple of Doom almost four decades ago and best lead actress for Michelle Yeoh.

ALSO READ: 2023 Oscar nominations: Here is the full list of nominees

2023 Oscars: Best Original Song nominees and snubs The 95th Academy Awards ceremony will take place on Sunday 12 March with returning host Jimmy Kimmel and one of the most-anticipated categories for music fans has always been that of Best Original Song.

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A-list music superstars Lady Gaga and Rihanna feature among the five Best Original Song nominees, with Rihanna reportedly already confirmed to perform at the awards ceremony .

.@rihanna will reportedly perform "Lift Me Up" at the 95th annual Oscars on March 12, 2023 via @Variety. pic.twitter.com/ReXFgz8fwe

Rihanna Charts (@RFentyCharts) January 24, 2023

While she is a seven-time Grammy winner, Rihanna got her first Oscar nomination for her Black Panther: Wakanda Forever song Lift Me Up.

Lady Gaga, who is no stranger to the Oscars, received a nod for her Top Gun: Maverick anthem , Hold My Hand. We will have to wait and see whether the power ballad will follow in the steps of Shallow with Bradley Cooper from the 2018 movie A Star Is Born and become Gaga's next Academy Award win.

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In this file photo, Best Original Song winner for Shallow' from A Star is Born', Lady Gaga, attends the 2019 Vanity Fair Oscar Party following the 91st Academy Awards at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills on 24 February 2019. Image: AFP/ Jean-Baptiste Lacroix

RELATED CONTENT Surprise Taylor Swift snub The absence of Grammy-winning artist Taylor Swift however came as a surprise to many.

According to Forbes, the American singer-songwriter was touted by many to feature among the five nominees for her song Carolina from the soundtrack of the murder mystery film Where The Crawdads Sing.

Indie pop rock singer-songwriter Mitski rocked the boat with This is a Life from the multiverse epic Everything Everywhere All at Once. The first-time nominee crafted the song alongside two-time nominee this year Ryan Lott (who is a member of the group Son Lux, which is up for Best Original Score for the same film) and previous winner and music veteran David Byrne, according to EW.

Mitski (Ebru Yildiz) and music stalwart David Byrne have earned an Oscar nomination for Best Original Song for This is a Life'. Images: Supplied/ Ebru Yildiz/ Jody Rogac Other Best Original Song nominees this year include a diverse array of artists, from (2023 Honorary Award recipient) Diane Warren s Applause in Tell It Like a Woman to MM Keeravani and Chandrabose's front-running contender Naatu Naatu from the Tollywood smash RRR. The song took home the prize in the same category at the Golden Globes earlier this month.

Naatu Naatu' makes history as the first song from an Indian film to be nominated for Best Original Song at the #Oscars. pic.twitter.com/pliuOXr058

Pop Base (@PopBase) January 24, 2023

ALSO READ: Oscar nominations: Five takeaways

Look and listen: Five-track Best Original Song nominees playlist Applause' from Tell It like a Woman': Diane Warren

Hold My Hand' from Top Gun: Maverick': Lady Gaga and Bloodpop

Lift Me Up' from Black Panther: Wakanda Forever': Rihanna, Tems, Ludwig G ransson and Ryan Coogler

Naatu Naatu' from RRR': Kala Bhairava, MM Keeravani, Rahul Sipligunj

This Is A Life' from Everything Everywhere All at Once': Mitski, David Byrne and Son Lux

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